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psychological operations Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term psychological operations .

psychological operations Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term psychological operations .

psychological operations



Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator’s objectives. Also called PSYOP. See also overt peacetime psychological operations programs; perception management. (US DoD)
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